Schawinski, Roger

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Schawinski, Roger Gender: M
born on 11 June 1945 at 11:45 (= 11:45 AM )
Place Zürich, Switzerland, 47n23, 8e32
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Schmid
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°08' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°53 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°36'


Swiss journalist, writer and entrepreneur. He earned a PhD in economics from University of St. Gallen (1973). He then workd for Swiss national TV and became popular as the creator (1974) of Swiss consumer watchdog program Kassensturz.

In 1979, he founded Switzerland's first commercial radio station Radio 24, which originally transmitted illegaly from a peak in the Italian alps to the Zürich area. In 1994, he launched a nationwide television channel called Tele Züri, later expanded to the nation wide Tele 24. In 2003, he gained international status when he joined the German Television network "Sat. 1" and became the managing director for three consecutive years.

On 2 March 2014, he published his autobiography "Wer bin ich" (Who am I).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 28 November 1979 (Radia 24 started transmitting, illegaly)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 1 November 1983 (Radio 24 started as a legal private station in Zürich)
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Source Notes

From Siegfried Schmid's database, from persons in Schawiniski's professional environment.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction